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Electricity / Electronics

Advanced Skill Assessment Blueprint

Specific Competencies and Skills Tested in this Assessment:

Written Assessment:

Administration Time: 3 hours
Number of Questions: 160

Areas Covered:

10% Basic Electrical
6% D.C. Circuits/Calculations
6% A.C. Circuits/Calculations
6% D.C. Machines
6% A.C. Machines/Polyphase Circuits
6% National Electrical Code
14% Motor Control/Sumbol
6% Digital
6% Microprocessors/Systems
6% Electronic Components
6% Instruments
6% Analysis
6% Troubleshooting
4% Transformers and Lighting
6% Programmable Controller

Sample Questions:

A Rheostat, a type of variable resistor, is normally used to control electrical 

  1. pressure
  2. power
  3. current
  4. frequency 

When working with capacitors, the first thing to do to them is to see that they are 

  1. wiped clean
  2. discharged
  3. disconnected
  4. charged 

The speed of a wound-rotor motor may be increased by 

  1. reducing the resistance in the secondary circuit
  2. reducing the resistance in the primary circuit
  3. inserting resistance in the primary circuit
  4. inserting resistance in the secondary circuit 

Ambient temperature is the 

  1. air temperature where a piece of equipment is located
  2. temperature of the windings in the motor
  3. temperature of the air inside the controller
  4. temperature of the wires feeding the motor 

The number of bits necessary to represent the binary equivalent of the decimal number 62 is 

  1. 2
  2. 6
  3. 7